Friday, November 28, 2008

WR Rankings for Week 13

Like I said in the Qb list, normally I cover the Thursday games on Thursday in the breakdowns. For what it's worth, I had Boldin as a top 5 start, along with TO, Fitz was about 7 on the list and Megatron was at 9. So some hits, some misses. DeSean Jackson was my number 20, and he continues to impress me. And the Iggles do love him so.

Boldin, by the way, looked as awful as I have ever seen anyone. I think Braylon Edwards got into the lockeroom and put on Boldin's uni. Only way I can explain the drops.

I love Roddy White against a streaky secondary in a defense who cannot get pressure on the QB, and Andre Johnson against the shaky Jags D. His partner in crime is flirting with top 10 status and will probably get the TD Johnson rarely gets. I like Evans and Moss both equally, though inclement weather looms and could hurt Evans more than Moss.

I pushed the Jets WRs way back to the late teens - one of them will have a better game than that but you never know which one. Note Marques Colston has slipped into the 20's and he may not even be that good a start. Brees has begun to love Moore and a lot of the targets are going there and Moore now resides at Colston's former spot, at 13.

Wide receivers
  1. Roddy White, Falcons at Chargers
  2. Andre Johnson, Texans vs. Jaguars
  3. Reggie Wayne, Colts at Browns
  4. Steve Smith, Panthers at Packers
  5. Randy Moss, Patriots vs. Steelers
  6. Greg Jennings, Packers vs. Panthers
  7. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs at Raiders
  8. Brandon Marshall, Broncos at Jets
  9. Lee Evans, Bills vs. 49ers
  10. Santana Moss, Redskins vs. Giants
  11. Hines Ward, Steelers at Patriots
  12. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Jaguars
  13. Lance Moore, Saints at Buccaneers
  14. Marvin Harrison, Colts at Browns
  15. Bernard Berrian, Vikings vs. Bears
  16. Chris Chambers, Chargers vs. Falcon
  17. Laveranues Coles, Jets vs. Broncos
  18. Jerricho Cotchery, Jets vs. Broncos
  19. Vincent Jackson, Chargers vs. Falcons
  20. Derrick Mason, Ravens at Bengals
  21. Wes Welker, Patriots vs. Steelers
  22. Santonio Holmes, Steelers at Patriots
  23. Antonio Bryant, Buccaneers vs. Saints
  24. Marques Colston, Saints at Buccaneers
  25. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals vs. Ravens
  26. Braylon Edwards, Browns vs. Colts
  27. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts at Browns
  28. Donald Driver, Packers vs. Panthers
  29. Michael Jenkins, Falcons at Chargers
  30. Ted Ginn Jr., Dolphins at Rams
  31. Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers at Packers
  32. Devery Henderson, Saints at Buccaneers
  33. Donnie Avery, Rams vs. Dolphins
  34. Isaac Bruce, 49ers at Bills
  35. Plaxico Burress, Giants vs Redskins


Brian said...

A lot of people have Bowe down this week - You have him way do you figure?

Andrew Garda said...

Hey Brian, thanks for the question.

As much as the matchup is a rough one for him, Thigpen has been targeting him alot. While Nmamdi Asomugha is a great CB and the secondary in OAK has been playing out of its' shoes, Bowe will still get his targets. He's had 4 TDs in the last 4 games (tho Chargers kept him out of the end zone) and he has produced even against good defenses like TENN and Buffalo (tho that TD vs Buf was very late). He even got a nice TD against Tampa, though his yards were poor.

Finally, I think Mark Bradley plays and between Bowe, Bradley and Gonzo, the Chiefs have a lot of weapons in the pass game that cannot be blanketed without the others going off. I think Bowe will have the opportunity to do well.

I think what folks may be worried about is the oline and Thigpen's ability to get the ball off before he is buried. And that is a concern. But I think Bowe is really undervalued this week, and while maybe he's a bit high on my list, I think he's got more going for him than folks feel this week. I see him behind guys like Housh, Antonio Bryant (who has a nice matchup), and Skillet Hands Edwards and just think I would roll with the guy who has been for the most part a very consistent producer this year.